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DOE-NETL 2020 Virtual Integrated Project Review Meeting to Showcase Fossil Energy Innovation

The 2020 Virtual Integrated Project Review Meeting, a series of free virtual sessions organized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and NETL, will begin Monday, Aug. 17, with CCUS Integrated Projects, a three-day conference on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), and will continue into the fall with sessions highlighting technologies for efficient and cleaner uses of fossil energy resources and value-added products.

Over a 12-week period, projects from several DOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE) portfolios, including Crosscutting Technologies, Rare Earth Elements, Advanced Energy Systems, Carbon Capture, Carbon Storage and Carbon Utilization, and Oil and Natural Gas Research will be reviewed.

Sessions will feature leading scientists and engineers as they discuss how research and development activities sponsored by DOE FE are advancing transformative science and technologies to support the efficient and environmentally sound use of fossil fuels.

“As the lead R&D office for FE, NETL is proud to host this exceptional event and its robust schedule of programs, which will examine the important progress being made in multiple areas of fossil energy research to improve U.S. energy security and independence and our environment,” said Brian J. Anderson, Ph.D., director of NETL.

The 2020 Integrated Project Review Meeting features the annual review of NETL-supported FE initiatives in a series of free virtual sessions to protect the health of attendees and presenters during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Although we cannot gather in person, it is critical that we meet virtually to discuss and share ground-breaking research projects focused on creating new high-value products and generating abundant levels of electricity and fossil resources to ensure U.S. prosperity while cleaning the environment for future generations,” Anderson said.

Attendees are welcome to register for one session or multiple sessions, based on their interest in each day’s topics.

CCUS Integrated Projects

Monday, Aug. 17, Tuesday, Aug. 18, and Wednesday, Aug. 19

The first session, CCUS Integrated Projects, begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 17, with opening remarks by Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg. During the three-day program, nearly 30 speakers will discuss steps being taken to capture carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas generated by coal- and gas-fueled power plants and other industrial sources, and either reuse or store it, so it will not enter the atmosphere.

Integrated projects from the Carbon Capture and the Carbon Storage programs will be reviewed during this first week. Domestic and international perspectives on CCUS will be discussed in a plenary session on the third day.

Click here to access the agenda, online registration and WebEx instructions. For more information about the 2020 Virtual Integrated Project Review Meeting, visit the NETL website or review the comprehensive schedule.